Category: Stories of Hope

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FACC Patient Stories

One Dog’s Miracle Journey with Canine Osteosarcoma

When Danielle Nau and her future husband were considering adopting a dog, they did their research. “We knew we wanted a companion to share our active lifestyle,” said Nau. “After reading and even taking an online quiz, a Chesapeake Bay retriever kept coming up.” With their decision made, they located a litter of puppies ready […]

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FACC Patient Stories

Radiation therapy helps pup with canine sinonasal tumor

Wilson is an outdoor guy. He loves winter, hiking, and swimming, all the things that life in Colorado provides. “He’s just here to please,” said Helen French, Wilson’s mom, who adopted him from a shelter in Salt Lake City when he was a few months old. Today, the 10-year-old Lab mix shares his home with […]

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FACC Patient Stories

Canine Brain Tumor Vaccine Helps Happy Boxer Beat the Odds

“If she’s deaf, I’m keeping her.” Those were Michelle Beston’s words to her husband as they waited for their latest foster assignment from a local boxer rescue. Beston had adopted and fostered dogs throughout her life and always hoped to bring a deaf dog into her home. When Fiona arrived, the three-month-old pup with one […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

New clinical trial for dogs with nasal tumors may help people, too.

Grendel joined her forever family along with her brother Beowulf at eight weeks old. “We could tell right away she had a mischievous streak and was destined to get her brother in trouble,” said Marcia Bohannon, Grendel’s human. The littermates have been devoted to each other from the start, which made Grendel’s illness devasting not […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Mokey’s story: A cat’s journey through basal cell carcinoma

You hear it a lot: “We never expected it.” “It came out of nowhere.” “Of anyone I’d expect to get sick, it wouldn’t be _____.” Whether you’ve had a close, intense brush with cancer or you just know someone who knows someone battling it, you’ve likely heard the shock that often accompanies the diagnosis. This […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Elbee celebrates five years cancer-free with the help of a novel treatment.

Five years cancer-free. It’s a milestone for all cancer patients, but especially for our canine friends. While survival rates vary based on many factors, including the type of cancer and treatment, considering a dog’s lifespan, five years is cause for celebration. Last month, Flint Animal Cancer Center patient, Elbee, a sweet, shy border collie, celebrated […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

In Memory of Lily, Six-Year Feline Lymphoma Survivor

Guest Post Written by Wendy Kruger Lily was one of those “too good to be true” cats. Adopted in 2001 as a kitten, she was a birthday present for my six-year-old daughter, Anna. A child’s pet has to be patient, and Lily was. She was sweet and submissive – always one to please. She would […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Duke and Family Celebrate Two Years After Canine Osteosarcoma Diagnosis

Update At his February 26 recheck appointment, Duke and his family received some great news:  His latest round of follow up X-rays showed “no evidence of pulmonary metastasis.” For a cancer that spreads to the lungs in 80% of cases, the results were a huge relief. “I’m so anxious before each recheck,” said Heidi, Duke’s human mom. […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Sherpa Overcomes Canine Osteosarcoma to Climb Mountains Once Again

Often, the first thing people notice about Sherpa is her heart-shaped nose, an advertisement for her friendly nature. After a joyful and sometimes slobbery greeting, they realize she has three legs. The 8-year-old Saint Bernard was born with a cleft lip and palate, and the reconstructive surgery soon after birth resulted in her unique muzzle. […]